It’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday, via Colleen at Silver Threading.
Here’s the link to her blog if you’d like to join in her open invitation to take part in Writer’s Quote Wednesday: http://silverthreading.com/2015/06/24/writers-quote-wednesday-silver-inspiration/
Well, what’s my quote going to be about this week?
Something very important, and precious. It’s a tiny word but it means so much, it holds so much potential in its four simple letters: LIFE. So make sure that word reaches the stars, take it travelling, sightseeing, swimming, partying, dancing, laughing, hoola-hooping, theatre-going, cinema fancying, eating. Take it whenever and wherever you want to go, don’t leave it at home sulking. Let it enjoy the company of friends, and family, challenge that word to do things it never thought would be possible. That word is all there is and all that matters. Keep it Entertained! Nurtured! Loved! Happy! Smiling!
“Life is fleeting. Don’t waste a single minute of your precious life. Wake up now! And now! And now!”
Ruth Ozeki. A Tale for the Time Being.
Well, one line says it all, Ruth Ozeki is absolutely spot on. One life – live it to the full – don’t squander a single minute. Live it Right now! And Now! And Now! And Now!
About Ruth Ozeki (taken from her website):
Ruth Ozeki is a novelist, filmmaker, and Zen Buddhist priest.
Her first two novels, My Year of Meats (1998) and All Over Creation (2003), have been translated into 11 languages and published in 14 countries.
Her most recent work, A Tale for the Time-Being (2013), was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and will be published in over thirty countries.
Ruth’s documentary and dramatic independent films, including Halving the Bones, have been shown on PBS, at the Sundance Film Festival, and at colleges and universities across the country.
A longtime Buddhist practitioner, Ruth ordained in 2010 and is affiliated with the Brooklyn Zen Center and the Everyday Zen Foundation.
She lives in British Columbia and New York City.
I wrote a review for A tale for the time being way back when I had just started reviewing books.
Here’s the link to my 5 star mini review of A tale for the time being: https://mjmallon.com/2014/05/09/my-review-of-a-tale-for-the-time-being-by-ruth-ozeki/
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